Farm Bureaus gear up for Agricultural Safety Awareness Program
Published 1:57 pm Thursday, March 3, 2022
Across the country, county and state Farm Bureaus are making safety a priority through the Agricultural Safety Awareness Program. As part of ASAP, March 7-11 has been designated as Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week. U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers will join Farm Bureau in promoting the week with its theme “Prepare, Prevent, Protect.”
A different safety focus will be highlighted by Polk County’s Farm Bureau and U.S. Ag Centers each day of the week:
Monday, March 7 – Livestock
Tuesday, March 8 – Cost of Safety-Finances
Wednesday, March 9 – Disaster Preparedness
Thursday, March 10 – Youth Safety
Friday, March 11 – Equipment Safety
During this week and throughout the year, Farm Bureau is encouraging farmers to make safety a priority on the farm. The Agricultural Safety Awareness Program is a part of the Farm Bureau health and Safety Network of professionals who share an interest in identifying and decreasing safety and health risks. For more information and resources, visit the ASAP Facebook page. Also, you can visit the Centers’ YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/USagCenters) for new content and fresh ideas about how to stay safe while working in agriculture, forestry and fishing.
Join the movement to keep farms safe and share your own safety messages on social media using the hashtags: #KeepFarmsSafe, #ASAP22 and #USAgCenters.
The 11 U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers (www.cdc.gov/niosh/oep/agctrhom.html [cdc.gov]) are funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Submitted by Courtney Smith